International Paper Reviews

Updated March 27, 2015
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International Paper Chairman and CEO John V. Faraci Jr.
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Pros
  • Compensation is great, training is great, benefits are great (in 15 reviews)

  • Good pay, good training, good leadership (in 15 reviews)

Cons
  • Long hours expected for salary positions (in 9 reviews)

  • Hard to have a work life balance since it is such a stressful and demanding job (in 5 reviews)

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  1. Good union pay. Forced mandatory O.T bc your relief calls off

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    Former Employee - Double Backer in Hazle Township, PA
    Former Employee - Double Backer in Hazle Township, PA

    I worked at International Paper

    Pros

    good pay good benefits enough parking in the lot and management understood the union .

    Cons

    co workers being passed about a new guy making 19.85 an hr fresh off the street while they worked there from the beginning at 10.50

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    shred the buttr rolls. They are a waste of time. The cores are crushed and the paper is worse

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2. company has overall a good reputation, employees are friendly and professional.

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    Current Employee - Manufacture Mechanic in Chicago, IL
    Current Employee - Manufacture Mechanic in Chicago, IL

    I have been working at International Paper full-time (less than a year)

    Pros

    good working environment. no high stress level. employees are friendly and respectful. company is always concerned with employees safety. safety is their main concern.

    Cons

    not enough to almost no training. not many company perk. no bonuses. good work goes unrecognized.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    update training videos. more in depth hands on training.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  3. Health and Safety Manager

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at International Paper

    Pros

    Very Safety Oriented Company. Cares about peoples welfare.

    Cons

    Many, Many, Many hours of work.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    No work-life balance.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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  5. IP first

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at International Paper

    Pros

    a lot of free lunches

    Cons

    IP comes first, second and third

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Help

    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
  6. Culture shift at International Paper is unfortunate.

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    Former Employee - Anonymous
    Former Employee - Anonymous

    I worked at International Paper

    Pros

    Good benefits. Good pay. Employees are supportive of each other.

    Cons

    Many middle-aged and up, tenured employees have been "let go" by International Paper in the past few years while a concentrated effort has been made to hire younger, recent college graduates. Good experience and opportunity for younger employment seekers. However, I would suggest to those considering working for IP to get in, get experience and move on within a few years. Longevity with IP doesn't seem to be valued any longer.

    Doesn't Recommend
  7. Don't work at eastover sc mill

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    Current Employee - Operations Manager in Eastover, SC
    Current Employee - Operations Manager in Eastover, SC

    I have been working at International Paper

    Pros

    The salary is decent here but that is the only thing that is . This job is all about the paycheck nothing more .

    Cons

    Swing shift is hard on employees and management keeps making people work on their days off . People working 16 to 20 hrs mandatory on their days off is ridiculous . HR is a joke here . If you have any concerns they absolutely do nothing and if you get sick and have to call in they punish you by holding up your raises .

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Fix your broken system.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  8. 2 people found this helpful

    IP

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at International Paper

    Pros

    Strong core business in brown box

    Cons

    Lack of bonus for "lower level" positions

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Expand bonus structure below PL14's and change the CSA raise process

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
  9. 1 person found this helpful

    Paid Internship, worked mainly with project engineers and IEs, not a whole lot of work to be done. Mainly AutoCAD work.

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    Former Employee - Project Engineer in Campti, LA
    Former Employee - Project Engineer in Campti, LA

    I worked at International Paper

    Pros

    Great people, good work environment, easy money. Time off when you need it, good benefits, good first job, team environment.

    Cons

    Not a lot of work to be done, not much room to grow professionally. Sat around most of the time and talked. Only a few interesting things about paper.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Have pre-approved assignments for interns to participate in.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  10. Process Engineer

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at International Paper

    Pros

    Good people to work with and good company. Pay was fair and location was great. Good benefits as well

    Cons

    As a process engineer you can expect the every day challenges that come with that title, need to be proactive and motivated to get the job done

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    I think international paper is a good overall company to work for. I always felt like I was respected by the company and have no real complaints

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  11. Good EHS internship at IP paper mill

    Former Intern - EHS Engineer
    Former Intern - EHS Engineer

    I worked at International Paper as an intern (more than a year)

    Pros

    Great experience. They gave good projects to work on.

    Cons

    Lower pay compared to other industries

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

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